Brexit Bath Turning into an American Tsunami

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American travelers are indeed using the “Brexit Benefit” to their advantage, according to Travel Leaders Group, and creating a Yankee tide to the shores of the United Kingdom.

Travel Leaders took a nationwide survey of travel agents, and, for the first time ever in its Fall Travel Survey, London claimed the #1 ranking among international destinations. Just as impressive, Maui, Hawaii, also attained its first top ranking as Top U.S. Destinations for the remainder of the year – last year it ranked third. Orlando, New York City, Las Vegas, and Alaska cruises rounded out the top five domestic destinations. Read more »

Autumn Awash in Colorful Travel Packages

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Iceland Before the Ice Melts Tour

With climate change in action, seeing the northlands before the ice melts with a scientist may not only be the most interesting trip a traveler can take, it may also be the most impactful. Read more »

Six Photo Journeys at the Ends of the Earth

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Travel with purpose can be the most gratifying of travel experiences and travel with the purpose of bringing home amazing photographs might just take the prize when it comes to travel rewards. The following photo safaris by top expert outdoor tour companies will interest anyone with a camera, a sense of adventure and a desire to learn. Read more »

Remote Small Ship Cruises on the True North

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Remote small ship cruises are few in number but huge in bucket list experiences and memories. Perhaps the most notable of remote small ship cruising is the True North, a 164-foot, 18-cabin super yacht run by North Star Cruises, which plies the waters of Australia and Papua New Guinea and a trip that would be hard-pressed to find any comparables. READ MORE …

Point Blank: Best Airlines for Flight Rewards

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Even with those optimal advance purchases, travelers to smaller markets will contend with bigger price tags. Based on historical data, holiday airfares will be, on average, 18 percent higher for Thanksgiving and 20 percent higher for Christmas to markets outside the top 20 than to those within it. For those planning to use points to fly, new calculations in wake of American Airlines change to fare-based rewards, show that low-cost carriers Southwest and JetBlue continue to offer US flyers the lowest average reward seat pricing. Read more »

Best Times for Holiday Air Ticket Savings

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Americans planning to travel for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year should book air travel at the six-week “sweet-spot” if they want to avoid paying top dollar to the nation’s most popular destinations.

That’s one of the findings from a recent report released by Hipmunk, examining the optimal time to buy plane tickets to lock in the best prices for the November and December holidays. Read more »

Cool Can-Do’s for a Costa Rican Holiday

 

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Costa Rica’s diverse natural landscapes and terrain set the stage for coast-to-coast, action-packed adventures. Thanks to the country’s compact size, travelers looking for extreme adventures can participate in any and all adventures they wish without stressing over not having enough time to go from one activity to the next. As home to 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica offers bragworthy experiences for travelers and peace for those seeking to become one with nature.

The following are the four must-do extreme adventures for the active set: Read more »